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-hour sales. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at macy's in daily city. thomas? >> ama, dan, these stores want to make sure the last-minute shopper has someplace to go. beginning today macy's is having one of the longest one-day sales i have ever seen. they opened at 7:00 a.m. and they will go straight through until 7:00 a.m. on sunday. they are not alone. >> all of the last-minute stuff i got, i think. i have a few to go, but i'm pretty close. >> richard humphrey is a last-minute shopper who has come to the mall. the stores have some entice meant for procrastinators. there are some offering discounts of 50, 65 or 75% off. the one store in the mall that is offering a full two days of shopping and sales is macy's. th is one of the more than 800 macy's stores that is staying open for a full 48 hours from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. sunday. the idea is to make sure last-minute shoppers will be able to find a store open what ever the hour. it worries frank diaz. >> concerned about who they are going to have coming in at 3:00 in the morning to shop. that's kind of crazy. >> some 57 ma
watched a couple get married while talking about mawrj equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting for 3 years toen joy the same privilege that these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon john lewis and stewart who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> over 100,000 loving committed legally married same sex couple across the nation. an thousands or more to come soon with washington and mayor listened and maine having marriage equality now. >>reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident very confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and well find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay lesbian couple here in the state of california. >>reporter: in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman for supporters of proposition 8 is confident the hay court will support the ban on same sex marriage. >> i expect 4 or 5 justices to uphold propositi
to leave clayton with absolutely no fire fire stations in our city. we will be the only city and county that does not have a fire station within our city limits. >> it's very difficult decision but we did say that we would listen to what the voters said and they either would want us to continue the current service level or they would not aparagraph it. >>reporter: closure will cut cost but alsoen crease response time county wide. average response time now is just over 6 and a half minutes. >> there is going to impact response time to the area arun the station as well as we are going to have to wait listeninger for resourcesp they are coming from further away when we are on incidents the require multiple fire engines. >>reporter: again the supervisors here have delayed the final decision on these 4 stations until next week. county fire chief indicated it may not stop there if there are no new revenue sources found they may have to lack at closing 1 or 2 more stations next fiscal year. martinez, laura anthony, abc 7 news. >> san jose city council voted unanimously to allow airport sta
prominent crime fighters to help reverse the spiral of violence in the city. as nick explains bringing in a top cop with very big reputation. >> we have heard from our community members. we have heard their cry loud and clear. >>reporter: police chief jordan not pleased with the spike of crime in oakland. as of november robbery up 24 percent. burglary 43 percent. and to date there have been 127 homicides. >> that's way too many way too many on my watch. i don't want -- i want to change that. >> city manager and mayor at his side oakland top law enforcement officers introduced a two point plan to restrict gun violence and routes crime in oakland. crime fighting measures will include one contracting with the strategic policy partnership that is a group of senior policemanger with proven record of violence reduction. leading that team will be bob of boston and bill brad headed both new york city and los angeles police departments. no. 2, return to neighborhood policing. 5 distinct police district two in east oakland each of the 5 headed by captain and lieutenant. >> it's critical
't imagine for everyone else i am >> reporter: city leaders say it will be this way for sometime. >> this -- this will not be used until spring or summer. >> reporter: they spent last night and this morning focusing on getting people's utilities. when the road collapsed it is ver essential water and sewage lines. -- crews put temporary crews in place to get water to which worked. >> it was weak i wouldn't want to do that everyday but it was there >> reporter: next on the list to build a temporary storm drain then they will come up with a permanent solution which will take several months to come phraoeplt the thought of living with this giant hole is unnerving to some. >> a little terrifying. i know that people are working on it, i've got confidence in the city to take care of. >> reporter: others are looking at the positive this shortcut to downtown through their neighborhood has been severed. >> all the traffic comes through, nobody stops at the signs, dangerous for the kids. >> the good news is that everybody who list in the vicinity can still get to work or school by taking a
. in sacramento, abc 7 news. >> well the city of lafayette putting repair from the last storm on fast track tonight. rate now the construction firm cc myers is working to repair mountain view drive. road was undermined by a rapidly running creek during the storm on december 2nd. all the rain we had. company was brought in after the city council declared local emergency when learning that would it take public works crews months to make repair. firm says it will work 24 hours a day to fix the road. they hope to finish the work by christmas which would be a huge thrill to folks living in the area of lafayette. company cc myers has done a lot of emergency repair work for the state over the years. able to beat the deadline. >> let's talk about the weather spencer is here. not a lot of rain but certainly cooling off. >> it is cooling off. we are going to get a little rain and it's pet in some spots but not a drencher but that's got news. kept umbrella handy. live view from the east bay camera in emeryville looking back to the bay bridge and lights coming on now which is good. motorist a
. safeway. ingredients for life. >> you are looking live at the city. here we go again. storm gate about to open. possibly all the way until sunday. it is going to be wet. get ready for more rain. sandhya is here now with a look at what is happening on live doppler 7 hd. >> yes. that slow moving storm moving in on live doppler 7 hd and raining in the north bay. winds picking up in the hills right now gusting to 35 almost 40 miles an hour at this point. let's check out the area where it is raining in the north bay first from ukiah to healdsburg heading to santa rose and i take you down to street level here show where you we are getting some moderate rainfall right now. gurpville road. santa rosa area, river road. old red wad highway out to fountain grove parkway. calistoga road and head down towards or up towards the eper road spring hill road area. marin county now starting to pick up some rain from sonoma county you notice here around here. moderate rain at 11:00 p.m. north bay this storm not in a hurry to leave. tomorrow morning commute is wet. it's going to be windy. if you
a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one
for oakland as a destination. real estate brokers say the name change reflects the revitalization of the city. new restaurants and old sturdy homes are attracting new families. he likes the name noby. he is selling this home in emeryville for $849,000. its block away from the oakland border. >> didn't think of it as a name change. its creation of a district or giving it an identity. >> the area has been known as golden gate district. a partner o at cupcake shop. >> i don't think it needs to change. i think the neighborhood will be grow and the name can stay. >> they plan to fight the name change and there is no telling whether or not whether noby will catch on like soma did for south of district neighborhood. >> california man who killed several family members is dead tonight. police say three people were killed the shooter's mother and two uncles. investigators don't know what led to the shooting. they tracked him down using a cellphone signal. they exchanged fire. his two young daughters they found in his vehicle that had been shot. his son was also injured. >> the president and house speak
% this year. judge has approved the city's plan to place the department under federal control it puts compliance director in place to oversee the chief's moves. that comes on the heels of a 2003 civil rights settled by the city. >>> new details are coming to light today about the masked again man who went on a deadly shooting spree at a portland mall. hanna talked about her ex-boyfriend jake roberts. ays before the shooting he quit his job saying he was moving to hawaii this weekend. she says he was not the violent type. police say tuesday afternoon roberts opened fire in the clackamas town center, killing two and wounding a teenaged girl before killing himself. >>> marin county teen accused of stealing a celebrity chef's lamborghini and shooting at two people, back in court this morning his attorneys are challenging the complaint. police say he stole the car so he could impress a girl after she rejected himself accused of shooting at a car with the girl and her boyfriend inside. the judge ruled there is enough evidence against wade and ordered him to stand trial on various charges, i
of the toppled trees around san francisco. in other parts of the city in the area there have been problems as well in san anselmo. 30,000 gallon of raw sewage escaped from manhole. most now recovered. the problem was apparently caused by some kind of material clogging a sewer line. we can go next to the south bay where vine hill road interscott's valley in santa cruz mountains could be closed for quite some time after part of the 2 lane road washed away yesterday as all the rain came down in that part of the bay area. then this. storm related sink hole in the east bay city of lafayette and means months of repair. classed water sewer gas lines just a huge mess. mountain view drive near mount diablo boulevard is closed for quite some time at least a mess for quite some time because of this. story tonight from laura anthony. >>reporter: clean up continues before the repair can begin along mountain view drive in lafayette. one day after steady downpour ripped away a huge section of the roadway that runs over a creek. jeffrey lives cross by but didn't get tout see his neighborhood ne
about a man with a gun. these are pictures from the city college times. police going door to door on campus but right now all indications are that the san jose city college campus is safe. 7 news reporter jon is there live for us tonight to walk us through exactly what happened there this evening. john? >>reporter: well first off everything is back to normal. the all clear was given at about 7:45 tonight. nearly 4 hours after this situation started. now just after 4:00 o'clock the san jose college dispatch got a call from someone saying they were approached by another person who had a gun. man described as wearing a white t-shirt. after that police descended on the tech center where classes and final exams were taking place. students alerted by text. some students also texted themselves from the student center and financial aid center and as precaution places swarmed that location. san jose police 911 also got a call. as a result heavily armed officers went through all 5 stories of the tech center where some journalism students were finishing their final exam. >> basicall
appears in immigrant friendly city. sheriff joe welcomed at local watering hole tonight. >> geared to giving information about sex toy. >> that spark outrage tonight but not for the reason you might think. >> also apple does something it hadn't done in almost 3 decade decades. old announcement from the cupertino company. >> later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". the chilling confession of a serial killer. the man linked to at least 8 murder across the country describes how and why he chose his victims. >> plus how in the world did >> plus how in the world did tiny camera capturing these >> we have developing news tonight. philippine authorities say 420 people have been killed by a typhoon and claim that number could easily double. more than 400 people are also missing from the storm that hit the southern province of the country. residents being roped to safety across fast moving streams as you can see here. tragedy happened in area wildly known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess controversial sheriff is in hostile territory tonight. arizon
oakland. proposed deal between the city and oakland army base developer would fund the center with proceeds from 5 new bright and shiny billboard along the freeway at the bay bridge landing. they would join the 3 that are already there. >> okay i grant y this it's a monstrosity but those decision have already been made and negotiated since the bill beard are going to be there, the revenue or some of the revenue from the billboard ought to fund the job center. >>reporter: as show of support for the funding plan oakland clergy join with other community members to hold a candle light vigil and prayer schlts event held at the west oakland library which would house the career center on its second floor. but opponent say the proposed deal to trade billboard placement for career center cash is ultimately a bad one for the community. >> we all want johns. we all want a job center but to base it on pl visually polluting the landscape that's the trade off. trying to pit us against each other which is, that is the intention of this. >>reporter: west oak land does have one job traini
like this. map of all the participating cabs in the city. >> push one button. one that is nearest to you gets assigned to you and dispatched to you. >>reporter: technology around for 2 years. some cab company were using it before the app for call black town cars. back then it was called cab lus now with the ceremony drive off it's being reborn as fly wheel. complete with bold new advertising and promise to help cabie compete with the black cars and lift drivers with the pink mustache. >> they get from 20 to 30 percent more rides a day by having these mobile app able to access the vehicle real time. >>reporter: already in about a third of san francisco taxi. as to the other communication device. >> this is a radio. no advancement in 50 years on uhf and now we have the power of cell phone. >>reporter: cab company fly wheel can replace older dispatch systems or work alongside the 2 way radio to give the dispatchary bird eye view of where the drivers are by working with dispatcher instead of around them they get broad support from cab company. we while lift uber and side car bat
was over the scene of the accident on interstate 280 interredwood city just mangled cars. according to the chp the victims were changing a tire in the center divide black volkswagen swerved that them all 3 died at the scene. the driver of the volkswagen was taken to the hospital again he will face charges. traffic was backed up for miles. >>> former san francisco school worker spend the rest of his life behind bars for raping 3 women last year. frederick dozer sentenced to 3 73 years to life and ordered to pay more than 250,000 dollars in restitution to his victims. the judge said dozer showed no remorse for the rapes that took place in the mig district between june and december of last year dozer family stormed out of the courtroom after the sentence was read. one of the victims talked in court about the crime stating that the assault drained the life out of her body. >>> in south bay police just reopened the great mall in milpitas after bomb scare. this evening police evacuated the kohl's store there and tier by stores as well. we were overhead as the officers investigated.
tonight. >> reporter: about 24 people turned out for this vigil on the front steps of walnut creek city hall. they left behind a card and candle, flowers to honor those who were killed in connecticut and himself they came together to share in some comfortable in the face of such tragedy. >> this candlelight vigil like so many across the country came together within just a few hours. organizer ashley montgomery was compelled to do something after watching news reports. >> something like this, our hearts are broken but we gather here like this it shows our spirit is not broken. >> among those were elementary aged students. >> did you hear it through friends or did you hear it on the phone? >> i heard it from my mom. >> his mother tells me she had a conversation with him about the shooting in connecticut when she picked him up from school. >> i thought it was important to know what happened. usually i try to shield them from events but i think it was too close. >> another mother also talked with her kids and hopes to understand what families in connecticut are going through. >> i can only
but rainfall closing in on us on the north coast. the area of moisture up near crescent city and eureka and there is a big mess of moisture headed our way and storm total since thursday have left with us a drenching already but not over 11 inches of rain. 10 inches of rain here and 5 to 6 inches of rain in santa rosa and san are are fell. ground saturated in some spots and her comes our next storm system as you see on the satellite radar composite image. see rainfall in the north bay tomorrow morning. it will sweep south and east later in the day. could be a very, very wet christmas afternoon and evenin evening. i'll give you a closer look at the animation and the arrival of tomorrow rain and areas hardest hit a little bit later. >> okay spencer thanks see you shortly. >> are authorities in nevada county still not identified a snow border killed in an avalanche. avalanche happened at 9:30 this morning at donner ski ranch in the small town of nor depp before noon a snowboarder didn't return from a run. the area was combed and missing man come pan i don't know. >> his friends the o
in the area say it happens all of the time. city officials are aware and hope a publi public works projt scheduled for the spring will fix things once and for all. >>> go to the sierra. a few view you from a cal trans camera at highway 50 at meyers. ski resorts reporting they were busy for the christmas holiday and hope to repet it for new year's. >>> here is a look at conditions on i-80 where chains are required. snow showers will continue through the night. the chp ised a siding drivers in the area to be patient and take it slow. >>> the snow pushed california snow pack well above normal levels. the state department of water resources say that early readings indicate that the water content of the snow pack is 146% above normal for this time of year. the first official snow survey is scheduled for next week. the snow pack usually provides a third of the water we use so it is critically important. the department says the early storms have also replenished many of of the state's reservoirs as well. >>> so, a reminder stay with abc 7 news for are continuing coverage on our winter storms. y
, population decline in california in -- >>> it is christmastime at san francisco city hall. the fire department began its annual toy give away with the mayor. >> it started in 1949 the toy drive is the oldest in the nation. >> it continues through december 25th, donations are more than welcome at any city firehouse. the firefighting santas hope to deliver gifts to 25,000 disadvantaged kids this holiday season. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital netw
sandy hook elementary. in san francisco city sper organized a vigil. it was the corner of silver avenue and mission street. speakers talked about workers together to bring about peace and addressing the issue with people with w mental health needs. a previously scheduled gun buy-back program, hundreds of guns were bought by oakland and san francisco police. >> michelle who did not want to give her last name was more than 200 people willing to sell their guns to san francisco police many who waited in long line were brought here by the tragedy. mass murder of 20 children in connecticut. >> is that why you brought the gun? >> absolutely. i never thought about getting rid of them before. >> a vietnam vet and had he and his wife sobbed hearing the news. jan turning her gun in so it could never take a life. >> if this is something that might hurt somebody some day, i would feel terrible about that. >> the gun buy-back was funded by an anonymous donor. they in turn contacted the boys club here in san francisco. dr. joseph marshall turns show that community thinks something about gun violence.
the zoo day-to-day operation. it used to get 1.2 million dollars every year from the city now it gets less than half that amount so this donation will certainly come in handy. >> we want to share a wonderful story with you tonight about how some people in the south bay helped change a child's life and his smile in this season of giving. corrina on the very special gift for 14-year-old boy. >> unlike some patients sasha is exciting about going to the dentist and especially about this appointment. >> i woke up really early today so i woke up around 5ish and stayed up since. >>reporter: eighth grader at more land middle school in san jose anxious to get his brings off. almost as anxious as he was to get them on. >> i had this thing in my life people would make fun of me because of my teeth and how i looked. >>reporter: ukraine an family has no insurance so dr. randy lie and dr. joseph teamed up to provide his dental care for free. his overbite was so pronounced it was hard for him to even close his lips together and 2 molar needed to be removed. >> we had and/or al surge on extract
to intercept drunk drivers and take them off the street. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicle so far this holiday period and made 18 arrest. they support senator hill bill as an additional deterrent. >> this legislation being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal we have in deterring people that may not just have the will, dedication or the morale fortitude to not drive drunk. >>reporter: ignition intercept did he advice cost 100 dollars initially but requires ongoing calibration to ensure accuracy. that can run additional 50 to 100 dollars every two months. 2 time fender would have to use the did he advice for one year. 3 time fender would use it for two years. the 4 time fender for 3 years. mother against drunk driving would prefer that the proposed law be tougher. >> madd would prefer they be installed on every dui convicted person car. in the mean time this legislation is a great stop gap. >>reporter: she says stop gap because 4 california county including alameda county are in the mid of pilot project that the ignition devi
build ♪ a beautiful city . >> 4 teenagers singing tonight in newtown, connecticut. trying to bring solace to community dealing with overwhelming grief as memorial grows for the victims of friday massacre. good evening. we are going to begin tonight with latest headlines prosecute newtown. funeral services held today for 2 victim of the shooting on friday. noah posner and jack pinto both just 6 years old. police are promising a pain-staking investigation into just what happened friday. it could take months and sandy hook school may never reopen. president obama and key senators begin a serious push to reduce gun violence across the country. as you well know an outpouring of support for the people in newtown. this morning a los angeles man bought coffee for folks going that the town general store. laura anthony is in newtown, connecticut tonight and begins our coverage. >> glimmer of good news in all the bad that came out of sandy hook these past three days. 2 survivors not one after the rampage of the school friday morning. they were 2 women both shot in the lower extremi
it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you up-to-date. >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was threatened, beaten and forc to do repair work for several hours. it started yesterday morning at a home on called well court and ended at the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's w
california cities on friday and saturday night last summer. >>> well, t minus 24 days and counting until the fiscal cliff deadline. no progress was made in washington. the main sticking point are about tax cuts that are set to expire and the president's demand that the wealthy pay more in taxes. the uncertainty of what is going to happen is starting to have an impact on donations to charity. abc7 news reporter ama dates dates is live in the newsroom. >> it is possible the tax deduction for charitable giving could be capped next year. so the question is do you hold on to your money during the financial uncertainty or donate more while you know you will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cli
, another city no idea, no motive, no suspects that is why they are asking the public to step forward. if you know anything about in attack, where it happened, please contact san francisco pd. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crab boat skippers are meeting with the head of the boat owners' association in san francisco to consider their distribute over the price of crab. more than 100 boats are staying in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving the crabbers agreed to sell crab for $3 a pound. at one point last week the price was under $2 due to slow demand. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> still ahead, critical day of action ahead of the fiscal cliff, rallies planned for today in the bay area to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation. [ female announcer ] this is a special mess
ness muni station shutting down all subway service to the city and sent immune nye chaos and stranded thousands of passengers who didn't know what was happening. >> been here grave minutes. very painful. >>reporter: how are you feeling about this whole thing. >> very upset. it's sad what happened to the lady but very upsetting that i'm not home yet. >>reporter: bus shuttle activated but riders say those were few and far between. and totally packed with riders. >> i'm trying to figure out how to get home now frustrating. they said they'll have shuttle out i don't know what that means. >>reporter: muni told passengers to be patient. >> there's significant dray throughout the subway because nothing is running. there is no power. we are working to fix it as soon as possible. >>reporter: muni says the blown transformer possibly blamed on this weekend storm. it's working to restore power to the subway train and hopes to restore all the trains by the morning commute. meantime the victim who was struck by a trolley train is in critical condition tonight. police are investigating. l
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